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Dance to Bobby Mason & H3 (Harding, Hills & Hawes), from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Gathering Center, located at the Church at Carbondale on Snowmass Drive.The event is a benefit for the Mountain Regional Housing Corp., which provides downpayment assistance, free homebuyer education classes in English and Spanish, foreclosure prevention referrals and landlord-tenant assistance.Food will be catered by El Pollo Rico. Tickets are $40, including dinner and dance, by calling 704-9801, or at the door for $45. For more information, contact Janet Rippy via e-mail:

Heartbeat, a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.Use the Bethel Chapel entrance on 824 Cooper Street. Call Pam Szdelyi with any questions at 945-1398, or e-mail at

The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting coats for both children and adults for the Silt Chamber Coat Drive. Donations can be dropped off at either Canyon Cleaners (2100 S. Horseshoe Trail in the Silt Business Center), at Cheryl & Co., 120 W. Fifth St. in Rifle; or at First National Bank Mortgage, 450 West Ave., #102, in Rifle. For questions, please call Cheryl Chandler at 379-5820 or Cat Martin at 618-9012.

The Rifle Information/Visitor Center located in the Rifle Rest Area is looking for volunteers to assist local visitors with information on our area. Varying four-hour shifts are available during the week. These volunteer positions are excellent for anyone who loves to interact with people from all over the United States and the world. No experience is necessary but knowledge of the area and it’s history is preferable. If you ‘d like to find out more about the volunteer opportunities with the Rifle Information Center. Please contact Annick Pruett at 625-2085 or feel free to stop by and visit the Rifle Information Center located in the Rifle Rest Area.

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